Sabre Travel Network Middle East, a technology company serving travel agencies and suppliers, has extended its fare-distribution agreement with Saudi Arabian Airlines.
The agreement means more than 350,000 travel agents connected to Sabre will be guaranteed access to Saudi’s seats and fare classes.
Saudi has also chosen to upgrade its level of connectivity with Sabre, giving traditional and online travel agencies improved access to fares and inventory, and helping drive its international expansion.
Daniel Naoumovitch, Sabre’s chief executive, said: “Saudi joins the many global airlines in recognising Sabre as an important source of revenue and growth.
“As host to SkyTeam carriers including Aeroflot, AeroMexico and Vietnam Airlines, Sabre has the knowledge and experience to power Saudia’s successful entry into the alliance.
“This agreement, which includes the future use of EMD and improved connectivity, gives our agency customers greater choice and relevant content throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and global regions.”
Saudi joins a growing list of more than 400 airlines that have chosen the GDS to sell to travel agencies.
Sabre recently announced agreements with Egyptair and VIM Avia.